Block Party to Celebrate JGHS State Title


The Village of New Concord is hosting a Community Block Party Wednesday, March 23 to celebrate John Glenn High School’s historic Boys Basketball State Title win.

The party begins at 4:30 p.m. on Main Street, followed by the parade at 6 p.m. The parade will go west on Main Street en route to the high school where a pep rally begins at 7.

Here is a list of confirmed Block Party events and their locations:

New Concord Elementary School Park
NCAARD hosting children’s games.
Face painting and sidewalk chalk drawing.

Village Park
Ruritan and Lions Clubs serving hot dogs.
Water and chips will be available.
AVC Communications playing music.

Main Street Businesses between Layton & Liberty
Sidewalk chalk drawing.
Pizza, candy, and other refreshments.

Main Street Businesses near Liberty/Orme-West Do it Best Hardware
Popcorn, corn hole, and refreshments in Vision First parking lot.
WMCO playing music. Listen to the live parade coverage at 6 p.m on 90.7 or online via our WMCO app or stream.

See Saturday’s New Concord arrival pictures and video.
Thursday’s State Semifinal sendoff video.

The celebration is a cooperative effort of the East Muskingum School District, Village of New Concord, New Concord Ruritans and Lions Clubs, the New Concord Area Board of Trade, and New Concord businesses.

The John Glenn Boys Basketball team takes on Bay Village in the Division II State Semifinal March 17.